holy smoke:
an evening with john shelton reed
sunday, april 29, 2018

Author and scholar John Shelton Reed has written the book on bbq. He's also written the book on the social politics of Victorian Anglo-Catholicism. This combination makes for the perfect evening at St Timothy's, where we also know how to combine cornbread and cottas. Join us for a reception and book signing at 5:30pm, followed by a ticketed BBQ event at 7:00pm with Dr. Reed and Winston-Salem's, Dr. Joey Skelton. The reception is open to the public and the ticketed event has limited spots for this intimate high-end gathering.

EVENING SCHEDULE

5.30 PM       -       OPEN RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING WITH DR REED

7.00 PM      -       BBQ WITH DR REED BY DR JOEY SKELTON (TICKETED EVENT/LIMITED TO 50 GUESTS)

For more information, contact Fr Steve Rice

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dr john shelton reed

SCHOLAR OF THE SOUTH, THE HOG, AND HIGH CHURCH

 

John Shelton Reed grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee, studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has written or edited 20 books, including 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About the South and Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue, both written with his wife, Dale Volberg Reed. His articles have appeared in periodicals ranging from Science to Southern Living and his country song "My Tears Spoiled My Aim" has been recorded by Tommy Edwards.

      He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the National Humanities Center, and twice a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has lectured at over 300 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad, including a number of universities in India as a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer, and has held visiting positions at many institutions, including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Institute of United States Studies at the University of London, and All Souls College, Oxford University. For the academic year 1996-97 he was at the University of Cabridge as the Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions and a Fellow of St Catharine's College.

For some years he taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, retiring in 2000 as William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of sociology and director of the Howard Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. He helped to found the university's  Center for the Study of the American South and the quarterly Southern Cultures.

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dr joey skelton

GASTROENTEROLOGIST AND PIT MASTER

 

Joseph A. “Joey” Skelton, MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and serves as Director of the Brenner FIT (Families In Training) Program, an interdisciplinary pediatric obesity treatment, prevention, research, and education program within Brenner Children’s Hospital. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, and is an affiliate of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, and is a member of the Center for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and serves as Associate Director of the Program in Community Engagement.  His research has focused on family-based treatment of children with obesity, leading the first in-depth investigations of attrition from pediatric obesity treatment, and the first to describe the prevalence of severe obesity in children.  He and the Brenner FIT Program have an active partnership with the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina researching child and family cooking. 

Dr. Skelton began his journey into BBQ while living in Wisconsin during his medical training. Homesick for the ribs and pulled pork he loved while in school in Tennessee and South Carolina, he began studying the different styles of BBQ found throughout the South, from whole hog in Eastern North Carolina to the ribs of Memphis to the beef of Texas. From his study and practice of BBQ, he began teaching classes on the different techniques to anyone who would listen. He has also found it to be an effective means to raise money for charity while enjoying the company of friends. At St. Timothy's, there are always hungry students of his ecumenical Q.


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The menu

FOR THE TICKETED EVENT

 

To celebrate Dr. Reed's visit, he will be the guest of honor to a ticketed meal worthy of him. Dr. Joey Skelton is preparing a rich variety of authentic, hickory-smoked BBQ from across the American South, including pulled pork, Alabama-style chicken with white BBQ sauce, spare ribs, and Texas-style brisket, all served with an array of home-made sauces. These will be paired with traditional side dishes, but in a twist, we will pair non-traditionally with wine as well as beer.

 


event location

St Timothy's Episcopal Church is located at 2575 Parkway Drive, Winston-Salem, NC (off of Knollwood Dr.). The open reception will be in Drake Hall and the BBQ Meal Event will be in the ECW Hall. Signs and volunteers will help guide the way.